How do you wash your eggs?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by pattgal, Nov 5, 2010.

  1. pattgal

    pattgal Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 20, 2010
    New Brunswick, Canada
    I'm selling my eggs now and I have alot of questions
    If it were just for me I wouldn't bother asking but since I am selling them it gets tricky
    I know about not washing the bloom off. The problem is people are all different. my next door neighbor wants to know that the bloom has not been washed off and others think its gross
    Does it really matter since they are much fresher than store bought?
    What do you use to wash the eggs, washcloth or brush?
    are the brown spots supposed to come off? (what are those brown spots anyway?)
    Does it make a difference if you use cold or warm water (in the case of hard to peel boiled eggs)?
    I have alot of questions I know thanks for putting up with me
  2. awesomefowl

    awesomefowl Argues with Goats

    Use warm water because cold water will cause the egg's pores to contract and hot water will cook them. You can buff the eggs with food-grade mineral oil afterwards if you like, to protect them. JSYK, I rarely wash my eggs since i don't sell them. I just keep my nest boxes very clean.

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